Rising Trends in Ventilated Rainscreen Systems

For a building of any kind, the first line of defense protecting its occupants from the elements is the external cladding. It is a critical component of the overall structure that must be designed to ward off wind, rain, snow, cold, heat, moisture and more.

As an external wall assembly, rainscreens have been around for decades, but advancements in technology have made them increasingly popular. This is due to two key factors—their ability to deliver optimal performance metrics, and the flexibility they provide when it comes to design options.